This article will answer every question you have about Lou Canellis. Below are some of the frequently asked questions about him.
- What does Lou do for a living?
- Who are Lou’s parents and siblings?
- What are Lou’s interests and hobbies?
- Is Lou married or does he have a girlfriend?
- Does Lou have any children?
- Where is Lou now?
- How tall is Lou?
- How much money does Lou earn?
- What is Lou’s net worth?
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Who is Lou Canellis?
Lou Canellis is an American journalist who serves as a sports anchor every day on FOX 32 News at 5 p.m. and 9 p.m in Chicago Illinois. FOX 32 (WFLD) is a Fox owned-and-operated television station licensed to Chicago, Illinois, United States. Lou also hosts the Bears’ pregame, halftime and postgame shows, plus their preseason games, on the local Fox affiliate. He also covers the Bears Recap and Bears Blitz on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays on Comcast Sportsnet.
Canellis began his professional broadcasting career as a radio editor at Public Interest Affiliates. He then started covering the Chicago Bulls. He also worked for ESPN Radio and the ABC 7 newsmagazine 190 North.
Being a Michael Jordan fan, he has said that the 1990s in Chicago were a time to get the family together, turn on the TV, and watch Michael Jordan lead the Bulls to form one National Basketball Association championship to the next.
Being an expert on the Bears, Lou is also heard on the Roe Conn Show on WLS Radio, 890AM, Mondays, and Fridays.
Lou Canellis FOX 32 (WFLD)
Canellis has graced the Chicago screens as a sports anchor for FOX 32 for quite a long time now. He owes his career to his hometown Chicago, and never having to leave it. Lou has always followed local teams his entire life and has an extensive sports background.
His fellow WFLD-TV on-air personalities include,
- Bill Bellis
- Natalie Bomke
- Mike Caplan
- Kaitlin Cody
- Tia Ewing
- Mike Flannery
- Brittany Garzillo
- Jake Hamilton
- Dawn Hasbrouck
- Terrence Lee
- Joanie Lum
- Elizabeth Matthews
- Corey McPherrin
- Anita Padilla
- Brittney Payton
- Sylvia Perez
- Dane Placko
- Anthony Ponce
- Scott Schneider
- Mark Strehl
- Roseanne Tellez
- Bill Zwecker
- Michelle Alegria
How Old is Lou Canellis?
Canellis is 56 years old as of 2020. He was born and raised in Oak Lawn, Illinois. Despite being a public figure, and a television personality for many years, Lou has a very secretive nature. He has kept his date of birth a secret. In case there is any news on this matter, we shall update it here as soon as possible.
Lou Canellis Family
Who are Lou Canellis’s Parents?
Lou was born the oldest in a family of three children in a Greek home. His uncle, Nick Kladis, was a basketball player at Loyola from 1949 to 1952. Kladis had been a volunteer assistant coach for the 1963 team that won the NCAA championship. Kladis’ jersey number, 3, is now a retired number for Loyola men’s basketball.
Does Lou Canellis have siblings?
Lou has two younger brothers, Peter and George. He has not shared further information regarding his siblings.
Lou Canellis Education
Lou received his high school education Oak Lawn, Ill. In high school, he played baseball and had wanted to go away from Chicago for college so he could play baseball alongside taking communication classes. However, his father had other plans, he paid his tuition Lou stayed home.
He began college at Loyola in 1982 jumping right into radio journalism. In college, he reported sports during the newscasts at WLUW Radio. He eventually became a sports director at the station and even reported Loyola basketball games on WLUW.
Lou carried his passion for sports over to his internship at WLUP—97.9 FM. He interned for Bruce Wolf at The Loop, covering sporting events for the station.
Lou Canellis Wife
Lou has been married to the love of his life Monica Canellis since 2005. When the couple met, Lou was dating a 23-year-old in Chicago. Monica was living in Atlanta, seeing a 27-year-old. Both were in their late 30s. Canellis’s life revolved around the Bears, traveling, and socializing. Monica worked for the manager of the band Collective Soul and sometimes directed Elton John to the bathroom when he visited the Versace store.
The two got married in 2005 at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Chicago.
Lou Canellis Kids
The two met Monica’s obstetrician, who explained that because Monica had undergone numerous surgeries to remove uterine fibroids, she could not bear children. At that time, Lou was okay and he enjoyed being called an uncle and did not want kids.
Things changed 11 years later when Lou became the godfather to the son of Mike Pease, his close friend and running buddy on Rush Street. Unfortunately, they couldn’t conceive and were over 50, an age adoption agencies find less than ideal.
They later resulted from gestational surrogacy. It started with Lou giving a sample and once his sperm was deemed viable, Lou and Monica pored through profiles from a donor egg bank. Due to Monica’s heritage — half-Asian and part Spanish-Mexican, Italian and English, they narrowed it down to Asian and Hispanic women. They finally chose a Thai woman because of her build, education, and lineage.
After a long search, they found a carrier Blandine Moore whom they met over Skype and bonded immediately. As a result, Monica and Lou are now parents to a beautiful girl, Gia Carnellis who was born on May 10, 2018, at the Abeline (Texas) Regional Medical Center.
Lou Canellis Height
Lou’s height is not yet disclosed to the public.
Lou Canellis Salary
Lou’s salary is not yet disclosed. In case there is any news regarding his salary, we shall update it here as soon as possible.
Lou Canellis Net Worth
Lou has earned greatly from his broadcast career. However, his net worth is not yet disclosed to the public. In case there is any news regarding his net worth, we shall update it here as soon as possible.